Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev -2.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I was pleased overall with my trip to the Warehouse. There is a good selection of micros on the < 6% ABV side with some interesting breweries I haven't seen elsewhere in Nashville. They have party pigs of Yazoo, which is the only place I have seen them other than Woody's in Franklin which carries growlers...
As far as the higher ABV stuff, I saw the requisitie Chimays and other Belgian varieties. I was disappointed to see no Dogfish Head in stock (sold out), but picking up the last Sierra Nevada Celebration sixer made up for it.
Service was Jekyll/Hyde. The guy on the "lower side" was helpful, suggesting unique offerings and discussing relative freshness dates with me. Then I asked if I could mix some Unibroues on the other side because there were several loose of La Fin du Monde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles, but he said no, despite them being the same price.
All in all, I'll return. Prices were higher on Rogue bombers than I would have liked, but I picked up Baltika pints for 1.99 per.
11-28-2005 18:17:08 | More by BamaScholar
3.15/5 rDev -12.5%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
For some reason I don't make it over here all that much, but I should start alternating with Midtown Wine and Spirits. MW&S probably has a little more beers under 6%, but I've had quality issues with them. Same with FMcD. Beer just has a tendency of sitting around in Nashville. I've got a rapport with Paul at MW&S but haven't really befriended anyone yet at FMcD, so I can't say much about service either. Selection on the liquor side, however, is worth mentioning. I think they have a slightly better turnover than MW&S and tend to get rarer beers. I've seen JW Lees, Rochefort, and Stone Ruination here and never at MW&S. (Although I haven't seen Celebration, Pranqster, or Gonzo here--they'll probably show up). Both have a fairly small selection, but it's good for the most part. It's a crapshoot! Go to both if there's something you really want. I would venture that FMcD is generally a little cheaper, although their Rogue bombers are 5.25 instead of 4.25 at MW&S, although the last one I bought there was bad.
10-29-2005 21:28:17 | More by fromage
4.5/5 rDev +25%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Half of Frugal's is for beer, the other half of the store has wine, liquor, and high-gravity beer. The cutoff for the beer side seems to be around 6%. They have a great selection of both high and low abv beers at the lowest prices I've been able to find in Nashville. On the high-abv side they stock plenty of DogfishHead, Stone, Rogue, Terrapin, and several belgians. The beer side of the store has a wide variety of low abv beer with a good selection of the local fare such as Yazoo. The employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. This is the place to go if you're looking to buy good beer in Nashville.
04-17-2005 17:47:07 | More by moocey
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5
I was told things about this place that weren't so good, but it was close to where I was staying, so I still sought it out. As with all the other shops in Nashville, you have to go in a separate door for standard beer than wine and liquor (and big beers). I checked out the liquor side first because I'm more interested in micro brews than macros.
Turns out this place is much better than people said. It's relatively large. They have more craft beer than most of the other places I went and the selection was pretty good. The service was ok, but nothing special. They had some hard to find Dogfish Head stuff as well as some other really cool stuff. It's worth checking out if you're in the area.
11-01-2004 14:51:08 | More by clvand0
3.35/5 rDev -6.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Frugal has two sides as all the places in Nashville do. The liquor side has the higher alcohol brews and the beer side has all the beer. If the liquor side had more than a handfull of selections I would have given the selection a 4 due to the beer side. The beer side was loaded with plenty of familiar beers, some a little pricey.
The liquor side had a single shelf of beers, mostly singles and most fairly pricey. Also the computer did not have the beers in it and the cashier had to enter them by hand.
12-09-2003 23:39:19 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
I'll second johnrobe's take on this establishment. Not great, but you can find some good products in the American micro and regional brewery categories. In addition to Rogue, Redhook and the like, they carry local beers from the Bohannon/Market Street brewery and some southern regionals like Dixie and Abita.
Be sure to check out the "liquor side" of the store. Under TN law, beers above a certain abv can only be sold in liquor stores, so that is where they keep the barleywines, Belgians and other "bigger" beers.
02-13-2003 08:45:36 | More by Brent
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Frugal's is one of three stores that I know of in Nashville with a decent beer selection. The beer side makes up 1/3 of the store, the other 2/3 are for wine and liquor. The two sides have separate entrances. Overall the selection is varied but limited to some of the better known breweries. British and German varieties are actually in more abundance than U.S. examples. The U.S. items are limited to the "macro-micros" Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Sam Adams, etc. along with local brews from Bohannon/Market Street. Mainstay imports like Hacker-Pschorr, Fuller's, Sam Smith, Chimay and other easily identifiable brands are available. I was disappointed to find some brews that were slightly (by 1 week) beyond their "Best Consumed By" date.
02-08-2003 11:50:10 | More by johnrobe
Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Nashville, TN
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